Real World - YMCA Paris

Professor: David Cooper
Schedule: Wednesdays, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Credits: 3-credit course

The Challenge

Students will develop plans to support and enhance the fundraising efforts to finance the renovation of the historic YMCA Paris in time for the 2024 Paris Olympic Summer Games.

About the Organization

The YMCA Paris is the oldest gymnasium in the world. The building was inaugurated in 1893 and is a masterpiece of typical YMCA architecture. It is listed in the Inventaire Supplémentaires de Monuments Historiques (Additional Inventory of Historical Monuments). YMCA Paris is the French branch created by the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) movement in 1852, the oldest youth organization in the world, founded in London in 1844. YMCA Paris is a non-profit association recognized as being of public utility and has never stopped its activities during its 175-year history.

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